Category: Interventional Pain Management

Topical Analgesics – Why a Pain Cream, Patch or Gel should be Used

Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD We have all heard about the Opioid Epidemic in the United States, The abuse or overuse of opioids is the reason for the deaths of over 50,000 people in 2016.  Clinicians and politicians alike are trying to tackle this issue in order to prevent more deaths in the future.  New,… Read more »

January’s Community Lecture Features Dr. Jenny Andrus – Effective Treatments for Pain Peripheral Neuropathy

Does the tingling and burning pain of peripheral neuropathy limit your life? Peripheral Neuropathy can be caused by diabetes, viruses or auto-immune diseases. Join Dr. Jenny Andrus as she discusses how to decrease pain and tingling in the limbs and improve function, often without the use of habit-forming narcotics. Learn about pain management procedures that… Read more »

Breathing Techniques for Natural Pain Relief

Jenny L. F. Andrus, M.D. Purposeful relaxation calms the mind, decreases stress hormones, relaxes muscles, reduces blood pressure, and may elevate your sense of peace and well-being. That sounds amazing, right? For many of us, especially those living with chronic pain, it might be challenging to learn deep relaxation in order to appreciate all of… Read more »

Why is Pain Felt Intensely by Some People and Less so for Others?

Raj N. Sureja, MD Every day in my medical practice, I encounter patients who experience pain on an on-going basis.  Their pain may be caused by an injury that happened to them, a diagnosed disease or for a completely unknown reason, called idiopathic pain.  For most people, the pain that they feel is recognized but… Read more »

November’s Community Lecture Features Dr. Raj Sureja

  Spinal Cord Stimulation:  An Effective Therapy for Chronic Pain Join Dr. Raj Sureja, Fellowship-Trained Interventional Pain Management Specialist, to learn how Neurostimulation can be used successfully to manage pain of the back, trunk and limbs.  This therapy can greatly reduce dysfunction and the need for pain medications.  Return the activities you once enjoyed!  Want to… Read more »

What is Pain, Really?

Raj N. Sureja, MD The on-line Merriam-Webster dictionary defines pain as: localized physical suffering associated with bodily disorder (as a disease or an injury); also : a basic bodily sensation induced by a noxious stimulus, received by naked nerve endings, characterized by physical discomfort (as pricking, throbbing, or aching), and typically leading to evasive action… Read more »

Acute vs. Chronic Pain – Understanding the Difference

by Jenny L. F Andrus, MD – Interventional Pain Management Specialist at OSC Pain itself is not a primary diagnosis, but a symptom of an underlying problem.  It is an alarm signal from our brain that something is wrong and needs to be addressed.  An easy analogy is to compare pain and its cause to… Read more »

Regenerative Medicine Q&A with Raj N. Sureja, M.D.

The physicians at Orthopaedic and Spine Center began offering Regenerative Medicine Therapy to our patients in June, 2015. Since that time, many patients have benefited from Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, Stem Cell Therapy, and, more recently, Prolotherapy. Studies show that this is the future of medicine, as these treatments and processes hold promise in… Read more »